Senior Medical Writer, Scientific Communications

Open Health

Not Specified, United States Full-time in Healthcare & Medical
    • Job ID 1427271

    Job Description

    Senior Medical Writer, Scientific Communications

    Job Summary

    Senior Medical Writers work as part of a multidisciplinary team (including medical director, editor, graphic designers, and account personnel) to produce slide presentations, meeting summaries, web-based and social media materials, video scripts, podcasts and Medical Affairs documents. Level of experience and ability to effectively partner with medical directors to create efficiencies justifies the senior role.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    • Providing research and writing support to assigned brand teams and new business efforts
    • Working independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team that includes a medical director, editor, graphic designers, and account personnel
    • Attending meetings as required, including internal kick-off meetings, status meetings, and client/author calls
    • Producing slide presentations, executive meeting summaries, web-based and social media materials, content for digital assets, video scripts, podcasts, and other promotional medical communication materials suitable for HCPs
    • Writing scientifically accurate, fully referenced materials, appropriate to the target audience
    • Ensuring that written materials meet the authors’ communication objectives, client specifications, and industry guidelines
    • Interacting with key experts to solicit their input, facilitate alignment, resolve queries, and make content suggestions
    • Researching medical topics using relevant information sources; annotating those sources while writing
    • Developing and maintaining in-depth knowledge in relevant therapy areas including disease state, treatment guidelines, drug mechanisms of action, product efficacy and safety profile, and competitive landscape
    • Working independently to incorporate revisions and address reviewer questions/comments
    • Understanding expectations regarding budgeted hours and deadlines, and communicating with team about these as needed
    • Contributing strategic recommendations and suggestions for continuous quality improvement
    • Providing mentoring/training to newly hired writers

    Experience, Skills, and Qualifications

    • A strong scientific understanding (MD, PharmD, or PhD preferred) and excellent writing skills
    • Multiple years of agency experience drafting medical communications, medical education, pharmaceutical marketing, medical affairs, content production (promotional slide presentations and ad board decks) or equivalent
    • Ability to interpret and write from clinical trial protocols, statistical analysis plans, and clinical study reports
    • Proficiency in communicating complex scientific ideas and statistical analyses in a simple, concise, and accurate manner
    • Flair for managing multiple competing priorities with an ability to delegate, prioritize, problem solve, and set expectations
    • Confidence and professional demeanor when interacting with clients and key experts
    • Enthusiasm, team-player attitude, and self-motivation
    • Openness to accept constructive feedback from the scientific director, KOL/subject-matter experts, and clients and implement it across your projects
    • Ability to understand any pharmaceutical product quickly and thoroughly, particularly as it relates to the overall therapeutic area – experience working in Type 2 Diabetes is a PLUS!
    • Awareness and being cognizant of team/company expectations in terms of budgeted hours, deadlines, and other goals and communicating with team regarding these as needed
    • Ability to learn and follow standard operating procedures (SOPs), including updating of project files, following sign-off procedures, and version-control conventions
    • Familiarity with FDA, AMA, and PhRMA Guidelines as they pertain to the core business and product legalities
    • Ability to foster integration, collaboration, and teamwork with account team members
    • Ability to interact with third parties (other agency vendors/professional organizations/societies) where appropriate
    • Complete and comprehensive knowledge of the professional education (on label) process
    • Proficiency with PubMed searches and MS365 programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams), including figure and table development
    • Strong written/verbal communication skills

    Travel Requirements

    • The ability to travel and meet with clients as required to maintain effective relationships
    • 10% potential domestic travel

    About OPEN Health

    OPEN Health unites deep scientific knowledge with wide-ranging specialist expertise to unlock possibilities that improve health outcomes and patient wellbeing. Working in partnership with our clients, we embrace our different perspectives and strengths to deliver fresh thinking and solutions that make a difference.

    OPEN Health is a flexible global organization that solves complex healthcare challenges across HEOR and market access, medical communications and creative omnichannel campaigns.

    What we offer:

    As a global organization, OPEN Health is committed to supporting our employees and their families through a comprehensive benefits program

    • Competitive pay, generous paid vacation and holidays, and health insurance programs across all our locations
    • Ongoing training and development opportunities which foster and shape your individual career path
    • An active and growing commitment to bettering the communities our employees call home through our Corporate Social Responsibility program
    • The opportunity to thrive in a global, collaborative environment while working every day to improve health outcomes and patient wellbeing
    • Diverse, inclusive culture that encourages you to bring your whole self to work

    If we sound like the sort of business environment in which you would thrive, then we would love to hear from you.

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